Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions a student and family will make in their lives. Pam provides top college counseling services that support and guide students and their families in making a decision that is best for them. Pam can also relieve the tension that sometimes comes when students and parents face an overwhelming process:
- We will identify your goals and then create a list of target schools that fit your academic, social, geographic, financial, and athletic parameters.
- We will formulate a plan that will offer you the most excellent chance of admission.
- You can feel confident that we will provide the college counseling services you seek.
College Admissions Assistance
College is a significant financial, time, and energy commitment. However, by investing wisely in the planning process, you can avoid costly mistakes and secure a better college fit. Some of the ways that I provide one-on-one college assistance are frequent in-person meetings, weekly update reminders (especially impending deadlines), emails, and phone contact.
We will develop a plan to portray your application in the most favorable light (focus on your strengths and minimize weaknesses) and develop a strategy to help you achieve your goals.
Suppose you are presently enrolled in a community college or 4-year university and wish to transfer colleges. In that case, Pam can help you make the right choice and walk you through the complex transfer application process. If you have attended college previously, you are considered a transfer student. Helping Hand College Guidance does all the necessary research on the admission requirements of the different universities, their application deadlines, majors offered, and supporting documents required. Pam works diligently to ensure the best chance of success for every transfer applicant.
College Counseling Services
Our top college counselors offer services ranging from an overview of the college process to a comprehensive, personalized one-on-one approach that starts anywhere in high school. As your private college counselor, I can aid you in making informed decisions all through high school, which will put you on a college track to success. Meetings occur at the student’s home, a mutually agreed upon location or Zoom. If you are out of the Los Angeles area, we can also work by Zoom, email, and phone.
After determining the student’s goals, hopes, and dreams, we chart out a course to take. We take an overwhelming process and break it down by week and by month. At our first meeting, I give you an expandable folder to keep your written information that I continually provide at each session. This procedure helps to keep you organized, on track, and with a steady stream of information right at your fingertips. The nuts and bolts of this process include:
- Forming a list of best-fit colleges.
- The personal essay and college supplements.
- Financial aid forms.
- Step by step application assistance.
- Scholarship search.
- Deciding on a college major.
- Anything else pertaining to your individual needs.
Pam provides private College Counseling services in the greater Los Angeles area. Included in our service area are Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Malibu, Westwood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Beverlywood, Culver City, Hancock Park, San Fernando Valley (including Sherman Oaks, Encino, Tarzana, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, and Studio City), South Bay, Long Beach, and parts of Orange County (Including Newport Beach Cypress, and Irvine). Long distance counseling is available by Skype, phone, and email for students outside of Los Angeles and international students.